Far away from the bright lights
the poet meets with the Chariot.
Holding no reins, only her pen,
she rides the muse of creativity,
harmonising darkness and light.
Complete with victorious laurel,
she has learnt to armour herself
and run down her wild enemies.
Underneath star-studded cover,
the poet moves from ego to soul,
allowing the Shadow to channel
her lively anger in artistic ways.
Deep within her changing heart
she becomes the Chariot herself.
She who has conquered the past.
She who lives the power of now.
Wrong way up, this loose canon
abandons her inner, sacred work.
Impetuous, spinning her wheels,
she plainly drives us up the wall.
A ruthless and reckless exploiter
who delights in upsetting others.
Dominant, careless and bullying
she rants and raves as she drives.
Through movement and journey,
with all the confidence of youth,
this crowned warrior assimilates
her strong suit and Achilles’ heel.
By standing on her own two feet,
the poet guides her verses along
life’s winding and whirling road,
until her success meets Strength.
Copyright © Deborah Gregory 2016